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3-Minute Dao Practices for Everyday

May 21st, 2012 by Gabrielle Euteneuer, Tao Motion

A short inner Qigong practice is an effective antidote to stress, anxiety and exhaustion. It can help you to relax, recharge your energy and focus on the essentials – always and everywhere. Having to wait is a friendly invitation to a little practice. (A.Koenig) Here is a detoxifying one for everyday life: The first practice … Read the Rest

Wondrous Weeds

October 10th, 2011 by Patricia Whitfield, Patricia Whitfield

Spring is upon us with the buzzing of bumble bees, blossoms on trees and the need to do spring cleaning, not only in the home, but also the mind and body. Enjoy the longer warmer days. Go into the garden and start weeding, but spare a thought… a weed is only a plant which the … Read the Rest

Sticking To Your Fitness Regime: 5 Top Tips And Tools To Keep You On Track

April 1st, 2012 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

Congratulations! You’ve made it to the ‘action’ phase and kick-started your fitness regime. But how many times have you started out with the best intentions, only to find yourself back in the ‘couch potato’ lifestyle a few weeks, or maybe a few months later? Use these tips and tools to help keep you on track … Read the Rest

How Unhealthy Are New Zealanders

February 25th, 2013 by Cath King, Seeking Health

New Zealand is often portrayed by the media as ‘green’, all natural, packed with healthy, sporty young kiwis. But how accurate is this picture? How do we compare to the rest of the world in terms of health? Does the typical kiwi diet and lifestyle have a positive influence on our health? Or are we … Read the Rest

Top 20 Fatburning Tips

February 11th, 2013 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

Eat regular meals and snacks – 3 meals + 2 snacks every day. Aim to eat every 3-4 hours to keep your metabolism working well Breakfast like a King/Queen (eat most) Eat largely whole, natural food, like what the cavemen used to eat. This includes meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Eat small amounts … Read the Rest

Vitamin Junk Science Sets Off Global Media Frenzy

December 5th, 2011 by Andrew Hendrie, Health Freedom NZ

A supposed scientific paper reported in a prestigious medical publication suggests that taking supplements can increase death rates, despite the fact that the researchers used self-reported data of only three samples over 20 years, and they had no data on what supplements were being taken, what the women consumed, or why they died. The article, … Read the Rest

Healthy Dogs

April 13th, 2011 by Tony Glentworth, ZeroToxic NZ

Pets and Chemicals Removing grocery store brand cleaning and personal care products from our homes is probably the easiest thing we can do to prolong the health of our pets. Animals are more exposed to toxic chemical vapors which tend to accumulate on the ground. A study found higher levels of chemicals in dogs and … Read the Rest


July 25th, 2012 by Annette Burrell, Emotional Therapy

Do you think that feelings are a waste of time? Do you think that they are a nuisance? Trouble is, they run our lives. We can’t get away from them. They are there even when we think we have them under control. They arise at unexpected and odd times. They won’t stay away and up … Read the Rest

4 Tips to Help you Get a Flat Tummy

February 11th, 2013 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

  DON’T EAT IT IF THE CAVEMAN WOULDN’T HAVE. Avoid processed foods, which have no place in the caveman eating plan, and instead focus on lean, all-natural and organic cuts of meat, fresh fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables. These foods will not contribute to belly bloat, and will help you stay satiated for longer between … Read the Rest

10 Tips for Lifting Your Day

November 17th, 2010 by Saskia Clements, Exceptional Life

1. BREATHE Take the time each day to enjoy 10 nice, deep breaths, right down into your belly. This ensures full oxygenation of your body & makes sure you expel old stale air from the base of your lungs. By giving your body the oxygen it needs you enable it to do its’ magic and … Read the Rest

An Evolutionary Movement

August 2nd, 2011 by Cassandra Eve, The Form Reality Practice

In these rapidly changing times many of us are endeavoring to live more meaningful lives, to return to sanity in a chaotic world where we are inundated with news about crisis after crisis – environmental, humanitarian and financial. It is easy to get lost, to fall victim to the belief that our dilemma on planet … Read the Rest

The Best Workout for Weight Loss

December 10th, 2010 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

We hear this claim all the time – someone will say running is the best as it burns a lot of calories. Then we’ll hear that lifting weights is the best as you develop muscle mass, which helps you burn calories at rest. Then you’ll hear that circuit training or bootcamps are the best because … Read the Rest

Indoor Cycling

February 11th, 2013 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

With spring fast approaching and the likelihood of your legs seeing the light of day draws closer, the desire for lovely strong, toned buttocks and legs also grows. Perhaps it’s still a little cold for you to want to get out and exercise your legs in the great outdoors, and maybe the idea of doing … Read the Rest

The Truth About Colds and Flu

March 31st, 2014 by Cath King, Seeking Health

The cold and flu season is fast approaching. For many that means an annual flu shot. Is this really in our best interests? And what are the alternatives? What is a cold or flu? The common cold is a caused by more than 200 viruses. Although viruses are all around us, infection only occurs when … Read the Rest

Diet, Nutrition and Lifestyle Planning: The Key to Positive Health

October 29th, 2012 by Durgadas, Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd

Ayurveda, the ancient medical science of India assesses all food-substances, and the ancient Ayurvedic texts, dating back some 5,000 years have detailed descriptions of food substances, herbs, meats, oils and their specific effects, not only on certain diseases, but also how they affect the mind and also various individual people, based on their own biological … Read the Rest

Acupuncture and Massage Therapy During Pregnancy and Childbirth

November 2nd, 2010 by Lori-Ellen Grant, Wholebody Health

As I write this, I have Maja (17 days old) sitting on my lap. Her mother had a homebirth in Wanaka and I had planned to be at the birth, yet Maja decided to arrive 2 weeks early…the beauty of letting life take its own course… Acupuncture and Massage Therapy are great additions to any … Read the Rest

Tips for Self-Care Post Earthquake

September 22nd, 2010 by Annette Burrell, Emotional Therapy (West Melton)

Be understanding of yourself when you are jumpy and irritable. Warn other people that you may not be able to be as patient as you would like. Accept support and assistance from others. Eat at usual times, so your body settles. When not feeing hungry eat lightly – maybe some fruit. Take comfort from a … Read the Rest

Happy Ever After? The Myth And Reality Of Relationship

September 4th, 2011 by Cassandra Eve, Living Feminine Essence

In every human heart there is a deep longing for love. We experience it as one of the deepest impulses of our humanness. Primarily we know this longing as the call to relationship. Intimate partnership is one of the greatest love experiments a human being can undertake. To know love with another is an attraction … Read the Rest

Water: Are You Getting Enough?

September 2nd, 2011 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

WATER Are You Getting Enough?? Around 70% of your body and 85% of your brain is made of water! Most of our blood consists of water and it’s important to be able to pump it around the body to deliver oxygen, hormones and nutrients to different areas. If we don’t have enough water, our blood … Read the Rest

Spring Clean Your Body with Tao Qigong

October 11th, 2010 by Gabrielle Euteneuer, Tao Motion

(Healthy Option, New Zealand Oct 2003) Rejuvenation exercises, Bone Marrow Cleansing and Taijiquan By Gabrielle Euteneuer – co edited by Tamara Bennett Spring is the perfect season to detoxify the liver. In daoist Practice, the liver is associated with spring, expanding energy, kindness and generosity. This is also a great time to consider bone marrow … Read the Rest

Science Supports Reiki

October 12th, 2010 by Sarah Suckling, The Stirling Foundation

Translated from Japanese, Reiki literally means “Universal life force energy”. This energy resides in all living things as an energy biofield. During a Reiki treatment, energy is released into the biofield and interacts with and stimulates the energy in the recipient’s body. To perform a Reiki treatment, the practitioner gently places their hands on the … Read the Rest

Traditional And Modern Ayurveda

July 2nd, 2012 by Durgadas (Rodney) Lingham, Arogya Ayurvedic Health Ltd

It is common today when people hear “Ayurveda”, that it connotes spiritual, yogic, diet and lifestyle concerns. However, often it has been reduced to a few mere Spa Therapies. Ayurveda is the ancient medical system of India and the system of healing behind Yoga. Just as Yoga has been reduced to a few exercises (asanas) … Read the Rest

The Healing Power of Sound

January 25th, 2011 by Sarah Stirling, Ph.D., The Stirling Foundation

This article introduces the concept of healing through sound. Sound has been used to effect changes in the physical world for eons. In this day and age, we harness the curative effects of sound to shatter kidney stones and control certain bacterial and viral infections, while ultrasound is commonly used for visual imaging during medical … Read the Rest

An Alternative Model For Healing And Healing

May 6th, 2013 by Grant, Healing Hands Auric/Magnetic Healing

Most would say that health is simply a measure of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellness. Healing is thus a term we use when health is improved in some way. There are many forms of treatment available in the modern arena. Though I would argue that some may be better than others, it is not … Read the Rest

Barefoot Running

September 2nd, 2011 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

BAREFOOT RUNNING The latest craze, a crazily good idea, or just plain crazy??! You may have seen or heard of the madness hitting the world of running – taking something that already feels painful to most of us, and then stepping that pain up a level again….by running barefoot! Why you ask? How could it … Read the Rest

The Power of The Form

August 2nd, 2011 by Cassandra Eve, The Form Reality Practice

Consider the beauty of a gentle breeze moving the leaves of a tree, soft sunlight filtering through the branches, lighting up every subtle movement of life within its beam. Feel the power of a storm, awesome in its strength of cleansing; shattering what has served its purpose, opening the way for new life. Contemplate the … Read the Rest

10 Tips for Boosting Your Energy

November 17th, 2010 by Saskia Clements, Exceptional Life

1. SAYING NO Over-committing yourself is one of the fastest ways to leave you feeling frazzled. Saying “no” doesn’t have to be a big deal – it’s just giving yourself the breathing space to recognise what you really want and don’t want, and then saying no in a self-assured and pleasant manner. So before you … Read the Rest

From Storehouse to Guesthouse

October 10th, 2011 by Cassandra Eve, Living Feminine Essence

This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who violently sweep your house empty of its furniture. Still, treat each guest honorably. He may be … Read the Rest

Are You Suffering From the Willpower Gap?

July 25th, 2015 by Cath King, Seeking Health

Did you know that there’s a secret formula for losing weight successfully. And, not only is this formula effective for weight loss, it’s effective in producing results in any area of your life – career, relationships, sports, personal development – you name it, this formula will get results. Now, this formula isn’t mine. I didn’t … Read the Rest

Knowledge, Skills & Desire – The Success Combo

February 11th, 2013 by Elly McGuinness, Natural Balance Health and Fitness

You’ve got to know what to do, how to do it, and you’ve really got to want to do it! The crucial combo of knowledge, skills and desire will ensure that you’re successful in whatever you’re trying to do – whether it be driving a car, or reaching a weight loss goal. Miss out one … Read the Rest

Increasing your Personal Effectiveness

November 17th, 2010 by Saskia Clements, Exceptional Life

There are so many demands on our time these days that it can be a challenge juggling them all and maintaining a sense of balance. Here are some tips on how we can enjoy a high degree of effectiveness, and enjoyment in our lives… • Get all your ‘things to do’ down on paper. Having … Read the Rest